Is upfront fha insurance deductible?
- Tom ZLv 77 years agoBest Answer
Per the IRS:
Mortgage Insurance Premiums
You can treat amounts you paid during 2012 for qualified mortgage insurance as home mortgage interest. The insurance must be in connection with home acquisition debt, and the insurance contract must have been issued after 2006.
Special rules for prepaid mortgage insurance. Generally, if you paid premiums for qualified mortgage insurance that are properly allocable to periods after the close of the tax year, such premiums are treated as paid in the period to which they are allocated. You must allocate the premiums over the shorter of the stated term of the mortgage or 84 months, beginning with the month the insurance was obtained. No deduction is allowed for the unamortized balance if the mortgage is satisfied before its term. This paragraph does not apply to qualified mortgage insurance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs or the Rural Housing Service.Source(s): ... Read more IRS Publication 936: http://www.irs.gov/publications/p936/ar02.html
- 7 years ago